Cherry Pie Cookies Recipe


Cherry pie cookies will give you the delicious taste of cherry pie in a cute, bite sized cookie. They’re incredibly easy to make, too!

Brian is one of those husbands who’ll eat pretty much anything that I cook for him, so when special occasions like his birthday or Valentine’s Day roll around, I like to make him things that he absolutely loves. For dinner, that means peppercorn rubbed steak and mashed potatoes, and for dessert, it’s my double chocolate bundt cake or these cherry pie cookies.

All the taste of cherry pie in a bite sized cookie! This cherry pie cookies recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day!

The best part about these cherry pie cookies is that they’re versatile for all types of bakers. You can make them completely from scratch, or you can go semi-homemade, using store bought pie dough and prepared pie filling. Nobody will care how you made them, as long as they can eat them!

All the taste of cherry pie in a bite sized cookie! This cherry pie cookies recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day!

If you’d like to make the pastry from scratch, click here for my easy pie crust recipe.  My easy recipe for making cherry pie filling is in the recipe below.

Here’s the easy cherry pie cookies recipe.

Easy Cherry Pie Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
23 mins

These bite sized cookies will give you all the great taste of cherry pie in a cute little cookie. Make a batch for someone you love!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 165 kcal
  • 14 ounces pastry dough (enough for a double-crusted 9-inch pie)
For the filling
  • 8 ounces fresh or thawed from frozen cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol or granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 teaspoon cornstarch
For garnish
  • large crystal sugar (sometimes called sanding sugar)
  1. Prepare cherry filling
  2. Place cherries and Erythritol (or sugar) into a medium saucepan over medium high heat.

  3. In a small prep bowl , whisk together lemon juice and xanthan gum or cornstarch, then add to saucepan and stir to combine.
  4. Cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring occasionally. This should take 3-4 minutes. Transfer filling to a bowl and refrigerate to cool slightly while you prepare pastry dough .
  5. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. Roll pastry dough into two 10-inch circles on a lightly floured work surface and use a 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter to cut 24 circles out of the pastry dough.
  7. Place a teaspoon of pie filling into the center of 12 circles. Use the tip of your index finger and tap water to moisten the outer edge of the circle. Place another circle on top of the filling and use your fingers or the tines of a fork to seal edges together. Moisten the top of each cookie with water and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Use the tip of a knife to make a small slit in the top of each cookie so that steam can escape during baking. If you don't do this, your cookies will burst while they're baking.
  8. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Bake in oven for 13-15 minutes, or until tops of cookies are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cherry Pie Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All the taste of cherry pie in a bite sized cookie! This cherry pie cookies recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day!

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33 Replies to "Cherry Pie Cookies Recipe"

  • CakeSpy January 28, 2015 (9:09 am)

    any cookie that makes me coo with its cuteness is a winner in my book. So these are like, gold medal material. 🙂

    • Chef Becca January 29, 2015 (8:23 am)

      You’re just the sweetest thing since cherry pie cookies, Jess! Thank you!

  • Laura January 25, 2015 (10:32 am)

    What a yummy little cookie!

  • Liz January 23, 2015 (6:41 pm)

    What a terrific idea!! You’ve combined my favorite desserts—pies and cookies 🙂 These cherry pie cookies look so flaky and scrumptious!!!

  • Sophie January 21, 2015 (5:54 pm)

    I am like the biggest pie fanatic ever. So of course I love pie cookies! I’ve made these with apple, but not cherry. Such a great flavor! YUM.

  • Miranda January 21, 2015 (10:59 am)

    These look delicious! The crust looks so flaky. What a perfect little pie cookie!

  • Medha January 20, 2015 (11:00 pm)

    These look great! They’re like hand pies and cookies in one 🙂

    • Chef Becca January 21, 2015 (8:21 am)

      That’s the perfect description for these cherry pie cookies, Medha!

  • Stacy Uncorked January 20, 2015 (10:54 pm)

    Ohhhhh! These look so delectable! I’m definitely going to have to make them – I’ll be scoring some major points if I do! 😉

    • Chef Becca January 21, 2015 (8:22 am)

      I hope you’ll love the cookies as much as the person you give them to, Stacy 😉

  • Laura January 20, 2015 (10:00 pm)

    My husband would go crazy for these! They sound perfect.

    • Chef Becca January 21, 2015 (8:22 am)

      If my hubs love for the cookies is any indicator, they’re definitely a winner, Laura!

  • Shilpi January 20, 2015 (6:32 pm)

    Delectable Cookies… Now, I am again hungry…. i have to make them…

  • The Ninja Baker January 20, 2015 (6:17 pm)

    Lucky you, Becca! My husband is super picky…But then again he doesn’t have Chef Becca in the house =) At any rate, your cherry pie cookies do look delicious…P.s. Erythritol is a gift to those of us ordered to keep our carbs in the low glycemic index =) Glad to see it in your recipe as a substitute =)

    • Chef Becca January 21, 2015 (8:24 am)

      Oh my goodness! You and I are both in love with Erythritol! I started using it last year and haven’t looked back. Hubs doesn’t even notice that I replaced the sugar in the sugar bowl with it!

  • Ansh January 20, 2015 (6:13 pm)

    These would for sure make my day. Flaky crust, cherry filling and cute to boot! LOVE these, Becca.

  • Karen January 20, 2015 (2:47 pm)

    Those are very cute Becca! I’m also with your husband on that favorite dinner!!!

  • Jett Whitfield January 20, 2015 (12:03 pm)

    These look so good! Definitely on my “to-do” list!!

  • Stacy January 20, 2015 (11:38 am)

    That flaky crust in the photo with the bite out of it, Becca? That’s completely what sold me! I shared them in the Just Dessert Recipes group on Facebook. Because they are fabulous.

  • Shashi at Runninsrilankan January 20, 2015 (11:34 am)

    Becca-these are just so adorable!
    Btw, I will be coming over for Valentine’s day so I can snag a piece of that double chocolate bundt cake! 😉

  • Janette January 20, 2015 (11:23 am)

    What a great idea. I love how versatile they are and they look so good.

  • Holly January 20, 2015 (10:49 am)

    Yum! These are so cute and would be great for brightening anyone’s day! I think heart shapes might be sweet for Valentine’s Day too.

  • Tara January 20, 2015 (9:45 am)

    These look simply amazing and you could bake me happy with a batch of those anyday!!

    • Chef Becca January 20, 2015 (11:09 am)

      They’re so flippin’ easy to make, I’ll whip you up a batch any time you like, Tara!

  • Amanda January 20, 2015 (9:01 am)

    These are absolutely adorable!!!

  • Laura January 20, 2015 (8:57 am)

    These are so adorable and easy – I’d love to make them for Valentine’s Day.

  • Melanie | Melanie Makes January 20, 2015 (8:25 am)

    OH. MY. These look absolutely addictive! How lucky for someone to receive these from you!

  • Renee January 20, 2015 (5:27 am)

    The cutest little cherry pies!

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